AMITIAE - Tuesday 2 September 2014
The iPhone in Art (external link)
By Graham K. Rogers
There are several examples of these from the sketching apps, such as A-Sketch, to the excellent Waterlogue, which produces images that look like watercolour paintings.
Photograph Converted Using Waterlogue
The use of works of Art as a statement has gone on for a long time, with the Mona Lisa often being adopted and adapted for political statements and advertising. Other statements have been made over the years with the Edvard Munch painting The Scream and Hokusai's woodblock print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa.
Some of the images work well, especially the two above, while others seem a little strained (Alexandre Cabanel's The Birth of Venus, for example). Nonetheless, these are worth looking at and thinking about. There are more on the Artist's site, linked in the article by Paul Horowitz
See also:Classic Western Art Modernized with iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks: Paul Horowitz, OS X Daily
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.
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